Two Phased Treatment Pros and Cons

Published on November 6, 2012 by

Evidenced based research concludes that, in most cases, the initial phase of a two phase treatment is of no value with regards to the final result. The results obtained by one comprehensive treatment are comparable to those of two phase treatments. This conclusion is in line with experience of the orthodontic practice. It is important to treat patients in the most effective and efficient manner.


There are a few situations when early treatment is appropriate. The results of two phased treatments and one comprehensive treatment are comparable. Therefore it is more effective to treat with one. Thre are also risks as listed in the table.